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president obama defends trading privacy for security after leaks expose a huge government surveillance on so fast that even the author of the patriot act was both. ballance erupts in turkey's capital ankara as police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters. under fire from rights organizations over the fierce crackdown. on the major summit between the u.s. and china wraps up in california and with serious friction over cyber attacks and trade.
twenty four hours a day life from moscow you're watching. the only way to maintain security is to sacrifice privacy that's according to president obama and his leaked documents reveal is an industry has done just that establishing a surveillance mechanism unprecedented in size and scope web history and the call records of hundreds of millions of americans and people worldwide reportedly being funneled to u.s. spy agencies. with more on the revelations. and a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers now combined keep in mind these three companies have
a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect scriver is of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and of course this all comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and powell talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio to all other sorts of information tracking a really sweeping scope of individuals online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s. territory through american companies is certainly
a pugil revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communication spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s. program on questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the survey. and sixty and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the us department of defense so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and
lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by a founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of the american history that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as presented us practices of democracy to the rest of the world as absolutely stellar william binney works for the national security agency for thirty years but left on the eve of the launch of prism he told us that the sweeping nature of the program only serves to encourage abuse. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left n.s.a. in two thousand and one they started to do this and of course the congress and the administration at the time was being baboo bamboozled by the intelligence community
saying that you have to collect all this data is so we can find the bad guys and if we don't do that we won't be able to achieve that and their budgets have been almost tripled i think since nine eleven so what they're really doing is saying we have to we have to use what we have which was that which is the problem with power when you get power to an organization or to people they tend to use it and assembling this kind of information about all in all the systems in the united states or anybody else for that matter gives you power against them you have leverage now and you can use that power against them or you can you can use other agencies of the government like the i.r.s. to investigate people like for example if they needed or they wanted to know who is in the tea party they already have that from the telephone and e-mail networks that build those social communities communities built from that data will tell them who's participating in the tea parties the central figures and who are not central to the to the to the tea party and then from that if they're asking for tax exempt
status you can send the i.r.s. after them to harass them that's what's possible that's what this power of knowledge does it gives and that power to do that violence has broken out in the turkish capital ankara has anti-government demonstrations stretch into a second week police are using tear gas and water cannons on the crowds as offices are reportedly making arrests istanbul witnessed similar scenes earlier going to school is in turkey with the details now. people came out for a peaceful protest in one of the main parks and that is when the police essentially came down and then with full force to perspire a tear gas water cannons the whole sorts of everything that they have in their arsenal of course the police have used on the on the peaceful protesters really really creating havoc there also have been reports that there. are rests how followed all of the protesters still really the police in the turkish capital went all out yet again to wipe out the peaceful protest of course people have started
protesting the plans to get rid of the gezi park right here in the middle of a stumble and after a peaceful sit in of about roughly fifty people was broken up by police. about a week and a half ago people came out and thousands and now they're saying it's not about the trees anymore and they're not just coming out in istanbul they're coming out as i said innocent and on koran and in tens of other cities across the entire country roughly there is the hundreds of thousands of people participating in the protests countrywide their main request at this point or their main demand at this point is let's leave the park where it is and let's see the government go however there do want is obviously very defiant he insists that there will be no early elections which means that the government will stay in place and everyone says that he will also continue to go ahead as planned and wipe out the park of course we also have to see how those plans pan out because the people that are here in the gezi park and in the text of square they're not going anywhere. foreign policy expert barbara
slave in the senior fellow at lunch to council says either one needs to rethink his approach to dealing with the protesters. this was a small environmental demonstration which turned into something huge after police used excessive force against the demonstrators it's now spread throughout turkey and what is shown is that there is a great deal of opposition to heir to one personally and to the kind of creeping islamization that he's trying to promote in a tear keep it comes just a couple of weeks after he had a trip to washington where he bragged about turkey's economic success and again talked about turkey is a model so i think it has done damage if you look at what's happened to the stock market in turkey to the value of the turkish currency clearly he needs to recalculate i don't think this tough guy approach is going to help turkey we've heard talk about legislation that would limit when people can buy alcohol and consume it in public talk about restricting abortion he's urged women to all have
three children of course you know his wife wears a headscarf all the rest there's kind of a question of that. that as well and i think that there are a lot of turks who are still loyal to the memory of auditor and who do not want to have this forced down their throats they want it to be a choice not something that the government tells them to do. so to come a nuclear power plant can withstand the plane crash the locals who have a real tough a challenge in the program a report from india and then you would only put energy in the hood but it's going to come on. the second day of this summit between the bronco bomber and paying is wrapped up in california. report now explains me the diplomatic climate of mutual accusations of tax sabo security was high on the president's agenda. while it appeared to be all smiles the men were dressed very casually no
ties walking along this private sprawling estate in california there was a lot of things to discuss among them economic issues north korea but the most important issue here cyber security now amid this meeting before this meeting took place reports have appeared indicating that obama has ordered his national security leaders to compile a list of potential over seas adversaries for cyber hacking which can be targeted with little or no warning why is that important to mention because for the past several months more than five u.s. officials have been accusing hackers in china that have links to the chinese military the chinese government of hacking into u.s. systems and stealing defense programs stealing weapons programs stealing the patents and technologies of u.s. manufacturers those accusations china has vehemently denied and said that they are not a part of any hacking that's going on within the u.s.
system but china also recently said or a technology official part of the chinese government also pointed a finger back at the u.s. so that they have massive records and facts indicating that hackers in the u.s. are hacking in into china as. china secrets and systems and now u.s. president barack obama did come out and say he believes these talks i've been very terrific he's also said that he is hoping that the chinese and u.s. military can strengthen its ties and some would say that that could be problematic considering considering the pivot that the u.s. military has made to the asia asian pacific many experts believe that the u.s. is now surrounding china militarily building militarily in china's backyard so clearly there is a lot of confrontations or issues that both of these these leaders need to confront . at the end of the day these two countries the two largest economies in the world
need to find a way to work together because they are tied in systemically with when it comes to debt when it comes to borrowing when it comes to trade but that tense moments right now seem to be surrounding cyber security virtual espionage and these mutual accusations of hacking and amid the ongoing friction of a currency wars and suspected cyber attacks beijing is set its sights on the choir in america's largest pork producer the multibillion dollar deal if successful will be the biggest of a buyout by china of an american company the proposed takeover has sparked anger in some quarters but state officials involved in the move say it makes good business sense for the second american culture of virginia where the companies based claims american producers will profit from the deal is the exclusive response to r.t. from top table he says the acquisition offers greater access to the huge chinese market global strategy analysts judged griese and says china will be the scapegoat
no matter what. there is always going to be a segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it's involving china and and sometimes the criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case there's an opportunity to to say to blacken this deal by pointing out that the chinese court is not safe for their dead pigs slowly now in a river in shanghai and so on and so forth the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese port but really to supply american pork in china for to satisfy the growing market there for for high end products so again it's a win for for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy. next hour max and stacey the closer who really
profits most from trade wars latest edition of the kaiser report. still to come here in l a t jerusalem a city of contrasts an inequality to report on the plight small cities are accusing israel to the really keeping them in poverty all details coming up after the break from. the civilized world produces more food than it needs. well people die of hunger in other countries. millions of victims every year. where remedial is the most of.
these flood or droughts to blame. it was a bad year without a train. we couldn't plods anything with that water. there was great hunger. it was a good help comes too late and without good intentions. charity diplomacy and business want to. talk about the program that you can see them on the shelves of any british news
stand men's magazines with pictures of scantily clad women plastered across the top of their two prominent feminist groups have their way this could all change they threatened to sue retailers if they didn't remove the offending publications upon the white house the story. you're allowed mags it's a booming industry aimed at young men featuring lots of pictures of scantily clad women here in britain you can buy them in your local high street shop well that could be about to change because two feminist groups armed with the support of several prominent british lawyers say that leaving magazines objectify women and could underpin harmful to choose to read lead to discrimination or even violence against women so they're calling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being suitable raftsman by customers and shop workers the light can you really be harassed by an inanimate object sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing
them lead the line of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public think choose i'm older and getting paid for what she's doing and that's what i did and more and more guys so mean those pictures as well as not just girls posting the old boyfriends who think it's just the culture that we're you know i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is happening before i walk into my local these agents and i've seen like just hoops everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to say it should be a choice i don't think it's harmful in school i mean it's for certain kind of person who reads that so it's really fun to press whether it's political or images or whatever within reason obviously there's a legal issues. is that is a dangerous is a dangerous route to go down and it says that on the readers of a lad mags they're up in arms their argument against removing them is simple since the magazines became popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. incidents of domestic violence in the u.k. have actually gone down and if lads' mags
a deemed to be harassment then how long before fashion magazines an advertising image is a deemed to be harassment as well and what's to stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on see . london. for us today a man who is no stranger to leaking privileged information the world's most famous whistleblower during a song just spoken up again this time about a man who's a homeless online. what he had to say on our website. has made an amazing discovery evidence of. life because once it existed on the road.
jerusalem is a deeply divided city that's clearly evident in the very different lives its people lead the arabic population so discrimination against them is rife accusing israel of keeping them in poverty or investigates. israeli leaders may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs what. they do is have everything gardens pools but children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these in. this school sports ground is typical of facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children like ms a mass need spend their afternoons playing here in the street in front of his house
in the first a study of its kind the u.n. found that palestinian poverty in jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade eighty two percent of arab children live in squalor three times as many arab families live below the poverty line compared to the jewish neighbors part of the problem is this war that israel started building a decade ago israelis say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from their traditional economic sphere in the west bank and so whereas once you had daily visitors coming from palestinian cities to shop in jerusalem that's all but dried up add to that the discriminatory policies which see the cities arabs paying high municipal taxes for poor services and it's no wonder arab jerusalemites are suffering the worst poverty rate of all time the jerusalem municipality has an arab affairs department but critics say it pays less attention and money to the very citizens it's meant to serve something the municipality acknowledges but refuses to
shoulder the blame yes. because it is very difficult for us to give services to those communities behind the wall there is a security issue with sending city employees or contractors into those neighborhoods in the past our men were attacked while trying to provide the residents and services. but many arab jerusalemites feel it's a smokescreen they say the municipality's real intention is to keep. him out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they venture to leave his our lives here in the shed jalen neighborhood on the border between east and west jerusalem jewish groups say his family's house like many others was once owned by jews and they want them back but. they are doing everything they can to kick us out of the city their goal is to make it just a jewish city with no palestinians in it there israelis say and see that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal that's all. and
so far from the moaning the fact that he's playground is just one street and these are fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy or our team east jerusalem. so more news making headlines this hour that's a one dollar is once again in hospital this time for treatment of a recurring lung infection condition of the former south african president and civil rights leader is described a serious but stable is the latest in a series of health scares of the past few months his history of lung problems and the incarceration going on in prison where he can try to influence. a car blast in syria's central city of homs as killed eight people and left another five hundred there when as yet admitted the attack with the masks is going to cuse in the rebel on this river front of carrying out terror attacks across the country also in the area the syrian army has reportedly regained control of the city. weeks of intense fighting against rebels there the syrian civil conflict has been on
during now for over two years you know estimates of up to eighty thousand people have lost their lives. pakistan's new prime minister summoned the american envoy after a u.s. drone strike in the north of the country nine people dead on friday rush hour if previously called the attacks to stop in his first address in this week some estimates claimed civilian deaths through drone strikes in the thousands. energy india is about to get a brand new nuclear facility to help ease the country's crippling power shortages but it's faced a few hurdles with construction repeatedly did aid for safety concerns from locals balancing their worries the needs of india's rapidly growing economy hasn't been easy as my financial reports. the few has been loaded and the first customers will
soon get the first energy from the could nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the launch of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come into better time if you believe there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country in the tamil nadu province and across all of india the industries are suffering they're already going for energy a new course dissertation that will help a lot of things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer half of india's population more than six hundred million people lost their electricity for two days major indian cities are still often plunged into darkness right now india gets fifty five percent of its energy from coal but the fossil fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below
market price and can expect production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet isn't raised energy demand and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollar investment into the industry to reach is developing. the station has been under construction for a decade but could have been launched earlier thousands of protesters outside couldn't columb mainly fisherman here in environmental damage have delayed the launch for more than a year those protests grew louder after japan's fukushima disaster in two thousand and eleven but couldn't clams designers insist its one point five meters thick protective concrete could withstand the impact of a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world not only has only two security features but also the most up to date safety system. which actually even of the logistics employees because there is no one to repeat of the
fukushima disaster is impossible here at sea when it does opposing the two thousand megawatts could run columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be built next to eat to help feed india's insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully challenged many functionality from within india. but next the story of a family living with a battle to make the world a better place for those son and society service. new york magistrate judge gary brown has ruled that it's ok to track people's will cation via their cell phone the judge supports his decision by saying that there is
no legitimate expectation of privacy in the perspective of a cellular telephone where the individual has failed to protect his privacy but taking the simple expedient of powering it off this statement seems to hint that cell phones are some sort of luxury and that people are just too lazy to turn off their phones when they want privacy this ignores the fact that there are many people who have to be on call twenty four seven like surgeons and server technicians these people can't just turn off their phones so does that mean that certain professions can't have privacy also this presumption that people have no expectation of privacy what about people who send images of text messages of a sexual nature to each other joy i think that all these people just assume it's all public goods i don't think so the fourth amendment says that people have the right to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects and i'm pretty sure that's cover cell phones too but that's just my opinion.
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